Several of the Church’s 16 new cardinal-electors told the Register about what they hope to see, when the time comes to elect a new pope.
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This is a week of consistories at the Vatican. Three separate consistories were scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 – one for Pope Francis to place a red biretta on the heads of 20 new cardinals, a second to approve the canonization of new saints, and a third extraordinary consistory, for which all the cardinals of the Church were invited to Rome to discuss the governance changes brought by the Roman Curia’s new constitution, Praedicate evangelium. EWTN News’ executive editor Matthew Bunson is covering these events in Rome. Before his trip Matthew gave us a preview on what to expect during this unusually busy August at the Vatican. Then Andrea Picciotti-Bayer talks Religious Liberty across the globe, with a look at China, Nicaragua and Nigeria.
The Pope is expected to call his 8th consistory in 2022, adding to the 70 cardinals he has already chosen.
With the Nov. 28 consistory, Francis will have chosen 75 cardinal electors eligible to vote in the next conclave.
He asks for the Blessed Virgin's intercession so the Holy Spirit can “bridge every gap” between our hearts and the heart of Christ.
As with the previous consistory of new cardinals, the Pope appears to have decided against a meeting with members of the College of Cardinals.
The cardinal-designates will be elevated to the College of Cardinals at a consistory on Wednesday June 28, the vigil of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.